Lukas Parik is a rookie goaltender living in a new country and playing at the highest level for his age group.
One night after the Spokane Chiefs blew a two-goal lead in the third period and ultimately lost in overtime, the Chiefs took their turn playing the role of spoiler.
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Prior to Friday night, the Spokane Chiefs successfully held a lead heading into the third period 10 times out of 12. The 13th time didn’t go their way.
The Spokane Chiefs have squandered third period leads before. But Saturday night in front of 6,056 at the Arena, they went the other way.
Filip Kral’s emergence hasn’t come out of nowhere – he had 36 points in 47 games a season ago – but he said this year the team was looking for him to lead.
The job is simple for the Spokane Chiefs: Score at least four goals and they should come out with a win.
Adam Beckman had two goals and an assist, including the winner with 49.9 seconds remaining, as the Chiefs defeated the host Tri-City Americans 4-3 Saturday night in Western Hockey League action at the Toyota Center.
Jack Finley forced overtime when he scored on his own rebound with 1 minute, 17 seconds remaining in regulation, then netted the winner on a one-timer from the left faceoff circle 4:05 into the extra session as the Spokane Chiefs rallied to defeat the Portland Winterhawks 4-3 Friday night at the Moda Center.
Six players scored for Spokane, with Adam Beckman and Jack Finley each recording a goal and two assists. Defenseman Filip Kral and center Bear Hughes each had a goal and an assist.
The Spokane Chiefs are probably sick of the Everett Silvertips. Friday night was the third matchup between the two teams this season and in all three, it’s been the Silvertips leaving with a 4-3 win in Spokane.
In three games against the Prince George Cougars, the Spokane Chiefs dominated play but had only one win to show for it.